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first triggered the investigation that brought down petraeus. what about paula broadwell's role? late monday night with her consent federal agents served broadwell's home for hours, carting out boxes and bags as they are wrapping up their investigation. >> defense secretary leon panetta on route to australia was the first top administration official to comment on the petraeus departure. >> i think he took the right step, and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you, and have -- that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> panetta a former cia director and the washington shuffle with panetta and clinton saying they want out of the second term. will john kerry now go to the pentagon? can susan rice be confirmed as secretary of state? and will nancy pelosi run for leader again? and what a welcome to washington the new class of congress arriving just in time for a classic d.c. scandal. and a different fall from grace, jon stewart, crowns himself the worst journalist in the world. >> anyone out there who thought i may have actual
about threatening e-mails that were anonymous and that, of course, led to paula broadwell who led to david petraeus and the relationship that was then uncovered. how did general allen get into this mix? >> your question has the answer in it. basically, jill kelley complained she was getting harassing e-mails. the fbi eventually found who was sending the e-mails, but that caused them to look at both the e-mails that jill kelley was receiving and the ones that paula broadwell was sending. in the midst of looking at the e-mails jill kelley was receiving here are all these messages from general allen. so, you know, they -- the obviously concluded there was no crime in the e-mail exchanges he had with her, but they felt it should be referred to the defense department as a personnel matter, which is the same phrase they used when they told the director of national intelligence, general clapper, about what petraeus was doing. no crime in that what turned out to be an adulterous relationship, but the boss should know. >> the other thing that happened overnight we were watching real time a
classified documents on the computer that belongs to paula broadwell. she is the woman who had an affair with the then cia david petraeus. there is nothing to indicate that these documents actually came from general petraeus himself. the general stepped down as the cia director last friday but questions remain about whether his once secret lover knew information she should not have known. prince, consider paula broadwell's comments during a speech in denver last month during which she spoke about the attack on our consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this but the cia annex had actually taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner they think the attack on the consulate was to try to get these prisoners back. it's still being vetted. >> shepard: the cia spokesperson today said that did not happen. any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless. we're also now learning when this whole scandal began. this morning, a former top aide said the actual affair started last year. just two months after general petraeus
an extra marital affair quickly revealed to involve his biographer paula broadwell. her book came out last january. appearing on c-span she recalled first meeting petraeus several years earlier. >> he came to harvard university where i was a graduate student and wanted to speak to students about the merits of counterinsurgency approach to fighting the iraq war. >> brown: later researching her book broadwell had extensive access to petraeus during his time as overall commander in afghanistan. in august of last year, wife holy at his side the four-star general retired from the service. he took the c.i.a. post the next month. today the general's former spokesman retired colonel steve boylan told abc the affair began then, after he had left the army which strictly for bids adultery. >> this all started about two months after he was in the c.i.a. as the director and just so you know it alsonded about four months ago. he deeply hurt the family. he knows that. he acknowledges it. right now his whole focus is going to be geared towards taking care of the family and getting through this. >> brown:
's extramarital affair reportedly with his by og graph tere paula broadwell sending shock waves through (d) c. and beyond. it came days before the general was supposed to sit down with lawmakers to discuss the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tkweucritics are questioning why the news now broke publicly when some in washington knew about the allegations against mr. petraeus for months. the chairman of the homeland committee is with us. i know you believe this is major crisis, why? >> i really do. i'm looking forward to the meeting on thursday with the other actors involved here. as far as why i believe it was handled wrong by the fbi, first of all to have something like this a cyber harassment case rise to the level of an fbi investigation. when it reached the cia director, have the fbi investigate the director of of the cia and the president or the attorney general not be notified of it is a dereliction of duty. the president if he was not told should have been told and that to me was somebody really dropping the ball. the other thing makes the whole thing implausible is you have
our first glimpse of paula broadwell and found her driver's license was found on a jogging trail in washington. the scandal that started with broadwell has ballooned to include the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen accused of sending several00 e-mails to kelley that were like phone-sex over e-mail. it is time right now to hold off judging general allen. >> general allen is doing an excellent job in leading the forces. he has my continued confidence to lead other forces and to continue the fight. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> general allen is a decemb distinguished marine and commander who has been an important part of the nato isap mission. i don't have anything to add to what secretary pan neiagua ne - has said. >>> we will hear from the president for the first time since this scandal broke. we will find out what he says about finding out days ago instead of months ago. >> hard to keep a straight face with all of the details coming out with this story. other details is general petraeus had ho
on top of it. thank you. now to what investigators found in paula broadwell's home computer. here is national security correspondent jennifer griffin. >> as a military intelligence army reserve lieutenant can no paula broadwell has special clearance to view classified information but not to take it home with her. in addition, she could face charms under the uniform code of military justice if she was working for army at the time of her extra marital affair with david petraeus. the army is currently investigating. f.b.i. returned to her home in north carolina monday night and carted away computers and half a dozen boxes of documents we have since learned contain classified information. the f.b.i. has said there is no indication petraeus gave broadwell those documents. the president cited an ongoing investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i have seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on the national security. >> the president was asked whether he thinks the f.b.i. should have told him sooner about the p
. >> paula broadwell emerged from her brother's northwest washington home yesterday. and in a strange bits, the twist with the other strange details, mrs. broadwell's north carolina driver's license was found by a jogger in rock creek park monday and authorities say they have no idea how long it had been there. >> thank you very much. i see one of the tabloids here is referring to this as real house lives of sitcom. >> but there are many unanswered questions. why is the white house and eric holder potentially getting a pass in all of this? it came out a few days ago that eric holder, the attorney general of this country, knew that the fbi was investigating the director of the cia but apparently as close a friend as he is of obama, he never told obama until two days after the election. do you buy that? some say it's a double standard. >> the fbi director, when i was the attorney general, had come to me and had advised me that the cia director of a suspected of having an affair, i would have notified the president of the united states. i would are done so because an affair by the cia directo
or exposed about the affair that he was having with paula broadwell. there are so many more questions to why he would say this it was the videotape. and conveniently now that's officially his testimony because if he's not called to testify under oath, it will be left that that was his testimony. >> steve: at that point in september 14 when he went up to capitol hill, according to the "washington post" yesterday, he truly believed that he would survive it. he knew that's being investigated, but he figured they would keep that quiet. bill crystal made the point that perhaps what he was doing is he felt that he should probably go ahead with, in the interest of national security, i'm not going to spill all the beans and instead, what i'll do is i will go along with a politically acceptable explanation of the administration. >> brian: i talked to somebody close to him the day, because i was trying to put this together just for my own, to be able to talk about it, and i said, is this true that c.i.a. director petraeus said what he said? he said, all i can tell u.s. when i talked to him that mornin
of his affair with paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any undercasion -- >> reporter: tampa socialite jill kelley received threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelley is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at moshe 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelly which some labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> general allen's nomination could be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination is on hold as a prudent measure until we determine the facts. >> reporter: the white house still trusts general allen. general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. the president holds a news conference this afternoon at 1:0 eastern time. he is expected to face some hard questions. and this is his first news conference of his second term. first one he held in 8 months. doesn't want to face this one. those are the tough questions about what whe
to be head of military now on hold. tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number. e-mails before advising secretary panetta to remember the matter to the department's inspector general for further investigation. >> no one should leap to any co
petraeus and paula broadwell were in fact indicative of an extramarital affair. broadwell the biographer who had writer a book. joining me john harwood, chief washington correspondent for cnbc. good to see you. >> hey, craig. >> what do we know at this point about the fbi investigation? >> well, not all that much. but what we do know is that the investigation began into e-mails that paula broadwell was sending to another woman. so it started away from petraeus, and then led to petraeus because of the nature of his exchanges with paula broadwell. don't know whether that fbi investigation is going to produce a prosecution or anything further. but that's how it appears to have started. it doesn't appear that this has anything to do with other extraneous issues that people have talked about, benghazi or any big geopolitical thing. it seems to be extremely personal. >> what has been the reaction from the white house? and what are you hearing from people on the hill? >> well, i think everybody is disappointed. you know, dianne feinstein, veteran democrat from california just reelected herself
commander of nato. we're also hearing more from paula broadwell. mistress of david petraeus and petraeus, of course, was general john allen's predecessor in afghanistan. i know this is confusing. he retired from the military to take up the directorship of the cia, which catapulted this story to the top of the list. he quit last friday when his affair was exposed through anonymous e-mails that broadwell sent to remember that woman at the beginning of the show? jill kelley? she sent the e-mails to jill kelley and the most pressing questions is whether mrs. broadwell got her hands on some secret military information that she sure as heck was not entitled to see and that's why the fbi did this. late at night, fbi agents raiding mrs. broadwell's north korea home on monday. it's why a 16-month panel discussion that might never have seen the light of day at the aspen institute all of a sudden now becomes very interesting. some added cig significance, shall we saw, because mrs. broadwell talked about being in general petraeus' inner circle in afghanistan. >> and i was embedded with general petra
biographer paula broadwell that came to light after the fbi began investigating harassing e-mails sent to jill kelley, a socialite in tampa. the fbi found out it was broadwell sending those e-mails. according to the washington post, the e-mail described kelly as a -- i don't know why they do this. as a seductress. accused her of having a relationship with petraeus. for more on where things stand we're joined by chief white house correspondent -- mike isikoff, and of course we've got david corn, who's on the show now from mother jones. let me talk about this, first of all. i think it was interesting of the president to give almost a complete snow white description of this guy. he referred to the affair, which is the reason he's being removed from office, as a single side note. i mean, bill clinton went through -- he was keel hauled. >> yeah, yeah. >> this guy get a single side note. >> just a pesky asterisk. but, you know, politicians and presidents for years in washington have been using david petraeus as cover. if you can get underneath -- >> republicans said that name over and over.
socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistress paula broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. marine general john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> thank you for all that you have done, for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record. but on a flight to australia monday night, aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill kelley whom he and his wife got to know in tampa and were revealing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents including e-mails over two years. officials say some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies an improper relationship. the fbi discovered the e-mails during its investigation of kelley's e-mails, sparked by her complaints about anonymous threats which turned out to
between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broadwell was linking to the investigation, but it's not clear at the time how. >> to paraphrase yogi berra, it's not over until it's over. cnn says it's over in florida with some provisional votes to be counted. barack obama has the lead with just over 75,000 votes. he has a final tally of 332. >> this weekend, americans will honor those who have served in the arms forces. this is fayetteville, but scenes like this are playing out all across the country. tomorrow, the president will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unzoneu unzones. >> the marine corps is celebrating a big birthday. today is the marine corps's 237th anniversary. a committee of the congress -- continental congress formed the marines in 1775 to fight in the revolutionary war. >>> after the headlines, these stories are trending now on cnn.com today. it looks like post election fallout. murray energy an ohio coal company said it has been forced to lay off 160 workers. it blames the bleak economic prospects facing the coal industry as the president heads into a second term.
-mails between paula broadwell and david petraeus. broadwell is the woman who wrote his biography. the fbi looks to see whether his communications had been compromised, and they said they had not been. now, petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it's not clear if broadwell has been questioned and if she will be. a u.s. official said petraeus was never a target of an investigation and that a tip about an affair led to that probe. now, general petraeus was scheduled to testify next week about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. now what happens now that he's gone? suzanne kelly is in washington with that part of this big story. >> susan, as washington reels from the announcement not only that david petraeus is stepping down from the post, but also from the admission he was having an extramarital affair, a u.s. official has said the counter intelligence unit was investigating a tip that he was having an affair because they needed to determine whether there was a potential security risk. the official telling cnn there was no suggestion that the fbi was investigating petraeus for any possibl
investigation, the name of paula broadwell, who is general petraeus' biographer. she wrote a book that came out in january called-"all in, the education of general david h. petraeus." she had spent about a year in afghanistan with him, documenting his life, and it seems that the fbi was investigating something broader. her name came up. they started investigating concern that general petraeus now head of the cia was possibly some sort of victim in it or could be -- could be blackmailed in some sort of way. they never found that. but in the process, they uncovered this affair. now, there are also questions that are raised tonight, laura, about if this affair occurred while he was still a four star general key face some sort of military punishment? of course, it's against the ucmj code to van affair. could he be demoted? key face further cobs sequences? we really don't know the answer to that right now. sources confirming to fox that the affair was with paula broadwell, his biographer. she wrote the book "all in" earlier this year. >> jennifer, did this come to light before the election? or after
as they try to determine where the classified documents that paula broadwell has in her positions, where those came from. that's a major unanswered question. >> woodruff: that's right. and there's so much we still don't know abouthi weearn more everyday. there's still so much. but professor kohn, how much confidence, how much admiration should americans heap on these military leaders? and i guess you could say that question applies to anyone in public life. but what about these individuals in whom we entrust the lives of young men and women who go off to serve in our wars overseas? >> i think we need to give them great confidence and great respect, but i'm uncomfortable with t idof adulation. these men and women serve the united states. they have high responsibility. they're trained. they rise to their position almost exclusively through merit. so they deserve our respect. but at the same time they have to be held accountable by their own armed services, by the department of defense, by the white house and particularly by the congress which has a different but somewhat equal role in the superv
the investigation that uncovered an affair between david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, and led petraeus to resign as c.i.a. director. the "washington post" reported agents found classified files in a search of broadwell's north carolina home on monday night. petraeus has denied he passed on any such documents. europeans in half a dozen countries protested against austerity measures today. they snarled transit and, in some places, battled police. we have a report narrated by emma murphy of independent television news. >> reporter: in rome, as across southern europe, they protested peacefully in the thousands. but others came prepared, willing to let the anger they feel towards austety to be displayed through violence. in a cloud of teargas and the echo of petrol bombs, the police became the target of protesters anger. their shields are little protection from the rocks as their status is from the financial crisis in their country. though on different sides in this protest, both suffer the consequences of economic decline. in spain, where one in four are out of work, anger and des
associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer accused of sending harassing e-mails to jill kelley. according to "the journal," allen says the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it's describing kelley as a, quote, seductress, and warned the general about becoming entangled in a relationship with the married socialite. "the journal" also reports kelley tried this summer to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint of harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. well, people familiar with the case tell "the journal" that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, "the washington post" quotes senior law enforcement officials as saying the search conducted at broadwell's home monday night marks a renewed focus on learning just how broadwell gained access to some classified files. meanwhile, jill kelley, who has given some impression that she has some kind of state department status that officials say she does not have, called police last
of the, you know, plying him with sexy notes, paula broadwell. specifically some of these e-mails referred to him in the evening liked to have apple pie served to him, mariah carey coming home in a fancy hotel room and demanding all-white m&m's. the inner workings of high-level generals are fascinating, too. >> there's a fascinating group in the uk looking at the psychology of what happens to people in power and also looking at the neuroscience about what being in power does to your brain. and there's something intoxicating about being surrounded by people who are praising you, about being little bubble, where every need is met, where everyone tells you you're wonderful and they scurry and find things for you whether it's freshed slice pineapple, papers, whether it's a driver. and i think so often in the last few decades we've seen stories of usually men, not always, who get into this kind of diva mode and essentially it's a slippery slope. you don't wake up one day and say, i believe my own hype. i have to have freshly sliced pineapple. but it's very gradual. and there's a
was the focus of an fbi investigation for his affair with biographer paula broadwell. >> the party in power never likes to have a select committee. but i'm hopeful that the american people will demand it and, i am guardedly optimistic that they will achieve that goal. the families deserve it among other people. >> reporter: fox news was first to report on september 13th that the fbi and the national counter air trism center the nation's hub for threat analysis briefed lawmakers on telephone intercepts the evidence supported al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated attack. there was no mention of the anti-islam video or emfasis on a demonstration outside the consulate. following day on september 14th, cia director petraeus told lawmakers that the attack was akin to flashmob. they were so disappointed that the -- attacks were a demonstration spun out of control in response to this video which was in conflict with the raw intelligence reporting and the statements of the fbi and ntct. >> the documents that we see that the cia had, the information they had, prior to general petraeus coming in, that's imp
biographer, paula broadwell. we're expected to get comments about the growing scandal when he open has his first news conference since re-election. that will happen in two hours and we'll have it when it does. doug mckelway is live for us. doug? >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus voluntarily agreed to testify before house and senate intelligence committees. fox has learned he will speak off site on friday to the senate intelligence committee about the libya report. presumably that it means his testimony will be closed and not open to the public. recall that director petraeus briefed intelligence committees on september 14th, three days after the benghazi attack and said that the attack was akin to a flashmob that is explanation moments ago chairman of the house homeland security committee peter king suggested may have been dishonest. >> i was just talking to frank lobioni on the intelligence committee with me, documents we see, intelligence prior to general petraeus coming in, it is impossible to believe that he thought he was giving honest testimony. >> reporter: while not go
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